This limited, exclusive set includes a signed copy of each of Gerhard Richter’s newest books, 100 Abstract Pictures and New York 2023.
100 Abstract Pictures is a new artist’s book that explores abstraction and chance in art and writing.
“The 100 Abstract Pictures shown here originated about five years ago, when I poured enamel paints on a fifty-by-fifty centimeter glass plate. The paints then flowed into one another without completely mixing. Thus they produced countless ephemeral abstract pictures, which I captured in photographs. These pictures are juxtaposed in the book with text formations that were generated at random.” —Gerhard Richter, 2023
New York 2023, published on the occasion of Richter’s first exhibition with David Zwirner, presents the artist's last paintings along with his recent explorations in drawing, printing, and sculpture.
“[His last paintings] can feel almost like exquisite texts to be read. . . . Their freshness and spontaneity feels like a new beginning.” —Roberta Smith, The New York Times
Publisher: David Zwirner Books
Artists: Gerhard Richter
Binding: Two hardcover books, each signed by the artist
Gerhard Richter (b. 1932) was born in Dresden, Germany. He studied art at the Dresden Hochschule für Bildende Künste from 1951 to 1956, with mural painting as his main course. In 1959, he visited documenta II, held in Kassel, Germany, an experience that inspired him to alter his artistic trajectory. After his escape from East Germany in 1961, he completed a second course of study at the Staatliche Kunstakademie in Düsseldorf. Since the 1960s, Richter’s critically acclaimed and hugely popular work has been the subject of major museum retrospectives worldwide, and features in public and private collections internationally. Gerhard Richter lives and works in Cologne, Germany.